Marcus D. Brown

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC

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Preston Road 8117
Dallas 75225 TX US

Marcus Brown is a Shareholder in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins.  Marcus has over a decade of experience in offering practical solutions to multi-national, national, and small businesses facing complex employment and labor law issues.

Marcus works directly with in-house legal departments and human resources managers to develop effective strategies for maintaining positive and productive employee relations; compliance with a wide array of federal, state, and local employment laws; and litigation prevention.

Marcus’s approach involves more than just a basic recitation and application of the law. Rather, his approach incorporates a focus on the client’s business needs and culture in order to develop a solution that is not only in compliance with the law, but also advances the client’s corporate objectives.

In addition to his experience successfully litigating a significant number of claims brought before federal and state courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies, Marcus has extensive experience developing realistic case assessments and cost-effective litigation and pre-litigation strategies on a variety of matters, including anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation claims, wage and hour issues, protection of trade secrets and confidential information, covenants not to compete, and breach of employment agreements.


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2005
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2002

Admitted to Practice:

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas


  • Defends single and multi-plaintiff discrimination claims
  • Defends individual claims and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Advises clients on compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and other state laws regarding employee leave
  • Counsels clients regarding termination decisions, wage and hour issues, and other personnel matters
  • Prosecutes and defends claims regarding the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements

Professional Activities:

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • National Employment Law Council
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee


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